Sharif bars comment on Ex-Army Chief

Islamabad
10 Apr 2017

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has barred his party leaders from making "any controversial statements" about former Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif over his appointment as the head of a Saudi-led 41-nation military alliance of Muslim countries. The former Army Chief's appointment had been criticised by some Pakistani politicians, retired Army officers, journalists, intellectuals, who had questioned the decision of the retired general to join a foreign military alliance. The Prime Minister found contradictory statements being made by senior leaders of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.